NS 167 comes blasting out of tunnel 24 at Nemo, TN. Powering the train is a C40-8W which began life in Conrail blue.
"Muddy Reflections". The cab of the lead unit is reflected nicely in a muddy puddle caused by all the recent rain. This was my first trip to Nemo on the NS "Rathole", and it did not disappo... (more)
A pair of Dash 9s, including a BNSF "swoosh" repaint, bracket a nice surprise - one of NS's recently acquired ex-UP SD90MACs powering grain loads southbound at Sunbright, TN.
I title this one "Golden Hour Reflections". With sunset quickly approaching, coal empties head north crossing the Tennessee River into downtown Knoxville on the KD Sub behind a pair of AC G... (more)
Southbound grain loads bound for Loudon, TN tied down at Baxter Ave waiting for a new crew to complete the journey. The now-empty marker light locations on the nose can leave little doubt that th... (more)
9444 leads NS 223 south at Rockwood. I caught this train north of here at Oakdale in some terrible light. So I husteled down to Rockwood to catch it again in better light. A big thanks to the crew... (more)
NS Triple Crown train 251 rolls south past the former crew change point at Oakdale with a BNSF unit leading an all toaster consist.
Black Friday on the Rathole.
With everyone else waiting in line at the mall for good after Thanksgiving deals, I was waiting to get this shot. About three hours in fact. 8110 leads NS 1... (more)
With small amounts of snow still on the ground on this frigid day, the West Local heads directly into the golden glow of the late afternoon sun on it’s way to Loudon, TN with an unusually long tra... (more)
After spending about 45 minutes making set-outs at Emory Gap, a well powered NS 167 is again rolling south, passing through Rockwood. A pair of standard cab GEs lead, with a recently purchased ex-... (more)
On a beautiful New Year’s Eve morning, NS 9523 has train 275 gliding through Oakdale with a load of brand new automobiles.
New Year's Eve on the Rathole. Southbound manifest 117 passes through Oakdale on Track One with 9762 in command.
NS 197 creeps through Oakdale approaching Tunnel 25, having just passed two waiting northbounds.
With the last rays of the November sun fading quickly, the crew of this rail grinder have parked and shutdown their equipment for the night in the siding just west of Willoughby. The next day, the... (more)
Northbound empty coal with interesting power. It displays all three of the latest CSX paint schemes. With an AC6000 leading, to boot!